https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-2020-new-york-state-historic-preservation-awards Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that eleven projects preserving state history, ranging from an eighteenth-century Dutch barn rehabilitation to an artist installation memorializing black lives at John Brown Farm State Historic Site, have received 2020 State Historic Preservation Awards. Created in 1980, the State Historic Preservation Awards are awarded by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation each year to honor excellence in the […]
Donation of 18th century doors by our master timber framer, Scott W. Brown, were restored by Frank Zambella of Belle Interiors (309 Montauk Hwy, East Moriches, NY 11940). The doors will be hung in the 1710 south front doorway of the Ketcham Inn. The door frame retained the historic pintle holes, so it was apparent […]
January 2021, a Corner cupboard, of Conklin-Havens ownership, was transferred from Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages to Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc. As seen on p. 128, item 146 of Long Island is My Nation, by Dean F. Failey (Corner Cupboard, 1725-1750, East Moriches, Pine)
2021 starts our garden restoration program orchestrated by Dr. Jane Corrarino. She will be doing an overview plan of vegetable and flower gardens appropriate to the 18th century for the Ketcham Inn site. Seed sowing and plant propagation has begun. If you are interested in participating in this outside, open-air event, and would enjoy cultivating […]
On a cold January night, Diane Schwindt hosted five hunters with a hearty meal and a great discussion of their day’s venture. In the Ketcham Inn kitchen of 1693, the men exhibited the culled ducks which were shortly thereafter prepared for freezing for future meals.
Dendrochronologists Edward Cook and Paul Krusic visit Ketcham Inn, May 10th Edward Cook, Ewing Lamont Resarch Professor, Director of Tree-Ring Lab, Lamont-Doherty Observatory along with Paul Kruic, PhD Department of Geology in Cambridge.
Members of the Ketcham Inn Foundation, Ed Romaine and Dan Panico all showing support to our Moriches Bay Area Author/Historian Mary E. Field, Vice President, founding member, Ketcham Inn Foundation, for 30 years. The Board of Directors of the Ketcham Inn Foundation is very pleased to know that Mary E. Field, Author/Historian/Genealogist is being recognized for […]
Our Great Hearth c.1693 has been restored with funds by sponsors and donors enabling the development of our hearth cooking program by a grant from Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Please find attached Edible Long Island Online Magazine article written by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky.https://www.ediblelongisland.com/2017/11/30/ketcham-inn-hearth-program-brings-historic-cooking-to-life/ Kerriann joined us January 14th here at the Ketcham Inn for an in depth discussion of her 5 books, including Ghosts of Long […]
The Robert David Lion Gardner Foundation, Inc. has continued their support for the Ketcham Inn Foundation’s restoration of the historic Terry Ketcham Inn by awarding a grant to develop educational Historic Cooking Programs completing the restoration cycle, bringing life back to the hearth. The goal of each workshop is not only to teach the history of the food, but to […]
“Ketcham Inn is on the map in New York Times!
Art Gallery, Cultural Center, Bert Seides CEO, & Jamie Ellin Forbes: the Ketcham Foundations complex for the arts is located at 90 Montauk Hwy, Center Moriches NY. The Ketcham Inn Foundation and Jamie Forbes Gallery are developing and organizing a current planned exhibition and event schedule through summer 2016-2018. Our focus will be within our local community inclusive of but not limited to an out reach program to have a very broad based appeal. The arts showcase will be an interdisciplinary arts program, encompassing: film, literature, poetry, craft as art, culinary arts, music, performance and dance, and visual arts projects, museum exhibitions, aimed at all age groups. Mr. Seides has developed the deep respect of the historical museum and foundation community during his 25 year tenure bringing the Ketcham Inn restoration project to completion, which opened to the public 2015. Mr. Seides has support from The Robert David Lion Gardner Foundation, as well as The New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, Suffolk County Real Estate and Suffolk County Parks and […]
An archaeological dig is ongoing under the Winter Kitchen. The Winter Kitchen is the oldest section of the Ketcham Inn, know as the settlement cottage. It was built circa 1693-1700. Many artifacts have been uncovered by our archaeologist. We are currently in the process of clean the artifacts, once clean the archaeologist will date and […]
After a 25 years of restoration, the Ketcham Inn will be open to the public for the first time July 4, 2015. Join us for a fun filled day of events. Details to follow.